Suffolk

noun
Suf·​folk | \ ˈsə-fək How to pronounce Suffolk (audio) , -ˌfȯk \

Definition of Suffolk

1 : any of a breed of chestnut-colored draft horses of English origin

called also Suffolk punch

2 : any of a breed of large hornless black-faced sheep of English origin raised chiefly for mutton

First Known Use of Suffolk

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Suffolk

Suffolk, England

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“Suffolk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Suffolk. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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Suffolk geographical name

Suf·​folk | \ ˈsə-fək How to pronounce Suffolk (audio) , US also -ˌfȯk \

Definition of Suffolk

1 independent city in southeastern Virginia population 84,585
2 county of eastern England bordering on the North Sea; capital Ipswich area 1520 miles (3937 kilometers), population 728,163

Note: Suffolk was formerly divided into the administrative counties of East Suffolk (whose capital was Ipswich) and West Suffolk (whose capital was Bury Saint Edmunds).

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